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Taylor wants stricter oversight of RCA

...list to get into the Pioneers' Homes and the beds are unfilled because of budget cuts, Duncan said. House Speaker Brian Porter said Tuesday that his caucus supports a proposal by U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski to seek $16 million in federal funds...
Senator joins lawsuit against new election districts

...Rick Halford, R-Chugiak, and Speaker of the House Brian Porter, R-Anchorage. "The issue of whether or not incumbent...board is included in the suit filed by Rick Halford and Brian Porter," Ward said. "I have had my attorney do a lot of...
Budget trigger suggestion draws cautious response

...minority Democrats also pushed for a long-term plan this week, but stopped short of specific proposals. House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, says he's intrigued by the trigger, but realistic about his colleagues' lack of enthusiasm for...
School funding change clears first hurdle

...voted 5-2 to send the bill on to its next committee, House Finance, where Williams is co-chairman. House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage; Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell; Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak; Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage and Reggie...
Disaster bill finally approaching final passage

...approve relief money. ''Whatever the disaster, it would be ancient by the time that happens,'' said House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage. The current form of the bill is also acceptable to Gov. Tony Knowles, who initially opposed it as...
House approves university lands bill

...critical habitat areas ineligible for selection. Representatives voted 25-11 in favor of the measure but Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, said before the vote that the bill would come up again Wednesday for amendments. Rep. John Davies...
Concealed carry bill narrowly passes House

...who are law-abiding should have the right to carry concealed if they want to,'' James said. But House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, said Senate Bill 242 -- which has already passed the Senate -- would let people from states with...
Redistricting board begins crafting court-ordered plan

...that is submitted is likely to pit incumbents against each other. Ruedrich's plan would pit Republican House Speaker Brian Porter against Democrat Sharon Cissna, Republican Reps. Joe Green and Kevin Meyer and Republican Reps. Andrew Halcro and...
What others say: Recent savings saves state budget

...Fund.It was a bipartisan solution. Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks, designed the income tax and House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, endorsed it. Without that income tax, Porter said at the time, the Legislature soon would have...
Community-wide effort breaks the Million Dollar mark in the 8th Kenai River Classic Governor Tony Knowles headed a contingent of state officials including Senate President Rick Halford, Speaker Brian Porter and Commissioner Frank Rue (ADF&G), Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Dan Coffey and Vice Chair Ed Dersham. Rounding...


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